Case Studies

  • Over £18 million in private equity fundraisings in 2012 for P2i

    Transaction: Bates Wells acted for P2i Limited on a series of three private equity fundraisings, including a £12 million private equity fundraising from OMBU Group and NAXOS Capital Partners, two of the five existing private equity investors. This was followed by two rounds of subsequent financing from both existing and new investors to support the continued rapid growth of P2i Limited. Bates Wells advised P2i and its management on the funding and the reconciliation of competing shareholder interests.

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  • Reverse Takeover and admission to AIM of US Oil & Gas Company

    Transaction: The reverse takeover of Northcote Energy by Everest Energy Limited for $10m. On completion Everest Energy Limited (renamed Northcote Energy Limited) was admitted to AIM and completed a Placing to raise £1m. Northcote is a US-focused on-shore oil exploration and production company.

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  • AIM Float of Copper Exploration Company

    Transaction: The admission to AIM of Centurion Resources Plc and a placing and subscription to raise £1 million. Centurion is focussed on the exploration and development of copper assets in Austria. Bates Wells acted for Beaumont Cornish Limited in its capacity as Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker and for Merchant Securities Limited in its capacity as Joint Broker.

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  • Bates Wells acts on acquisition of legal team

    Transaction: Bates Wells acted for the partners of Butcher Burns LLP on the transfer of their 14 fee earner practice to Teacher Stern LLP. BWB advised on the formal documentation for the merger of the business and advised the Butcher Burns partners on their new arrangements.

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  • Multi-million pound sale of Foster Care Agency to Private Equity Backed Company

    Transaction: Bates Wells advised the sellers of a South-East based independent child fostering agency on its pre-sale group restructuring and subsequent multi-million pound share sale to a private equity backed company. Key management re-invested part of their proceeds of sale by taking a stake in the acquiring company. The pre-sale restructuring involved the gift of certain freehold properties to a newly created charity and a corresponding lease back of the properties to the target.

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  • Feedback plc: Sale of technology business for AIM company

    Transaction: Bates Wells acted for AIM-quoted Feedback plc on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Feedback Data to AIM-quoted Belgravium Technologies plc. Bates Wells negotiated the sale documentation and helped produce the circular to shareholders to approve the transaction.

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